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Hiring: Senior Estimator

Construction Cost EstimatingThe Sr. Estimator performs all the essential functions of preconstruction cost estimating. This includes but is not limit…ed to material quantity survey, equipment pricing, forecasting, constructability review, value engineering, site assessments, life-cycle costing, scheduling, presentation of deliverables, and change order analysis. Candidate must be able to perform estimates at conceptual/schematic design to bid documents, as well as, research subcontractors, suppliers and new or improved construction materials to ensure estimates are prepared with the most competitive products and pricing available in the marketplace. Candidate will be responsible for documenting and analyzing results for use in future projects, and preparing general conditions information based on historic data and forecasting of project requirements to maintain company historical data base. Candidate will consistently work to establish and grow relationships with the fellow estimators and company clients in order to grow and maintain successful business operations, and assist the Chief Estimator/Owner with the development of fee proposals, represent the firm in project meetings, train and supervise Jr. Estimators, and ensure department goals are met. Candidate will become a key player in adapting to changing economies and will become an asset in assisting management to achieve future growth goals.

This person must be able to attend client meetings and light travel is required when necessary. Must have a current Texas Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. 5 years + experience as construction estimator in Non-residential, Commercial Construction. Computer skills: MS Office basic, MS Windows and On-Screen take-off software. Strong and effective communication skills (written and oral). Experience with business and technical writing. Strong organizational skills, and a CAN-DO attitude. Experience in construction terminology, practices, methods, techniques, sequences, material, equipment, specifications, scheduling and estimating. Experience in industry related software programs and databases. Certifications: Estimating certification is a must. CPE, ASPE, AACE and/or ICEAA.


Undergraduate Degree, College degree in Business Management, Building Science, Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering; other Business-related or industry related field may be considered. $55,000- $78,000 a year. Excellent Benefit package with medical, dental, vision, long & short term disability and Life Insurance.

How To Apply

Cover Letter with the following information is REQUIRED:

Provide 3 detailed estimates for projects or specific discipline that you have estimated as a senior estimator. For each estimate, provide the following:

  • Project Title / Type
  • Owner’s / Client’s Name
  • Company that you were employed with
  • Project Size (Square Foot Area)
  • Anticipated Budget
  • Estimated Construction Cost
  • Brief Project Description (limit to 3 sentences)
  • Brief Summary of Your Specific Role (limit to 3 sentences)
  • Description of challenges encountered while on the project, and how you specifically worked to overcome (limit to 2 examples please).

Please email to: info@halfordbusby.com

Looking for that great candidate to join our team! No phone calls please just email only. NO PHONE CALLS will be considered!!